Giants quarterback Eli Manning had arthroscopic ankle surgery that isn’t expected to impact his readiness for the start of next season, but will likely keep him under wraps for most or all of the team’s spring workouts.
As a result, the Giants may be in the market for another quarterback to help Ryan Nassib and Curtis Painter handle the workload over the next couple of months. Former Buccaneers and Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman may be in the mix for that job.
Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report reports that Freeman will work out for the Giants next week, possibly on Tuesday. Both Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger and Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News report that team sources have told them that nothing has been officially set up at this point, however.
Freeman would likely prefer something more solid than being a fill-in arm with a possibility of something more, but he hasn’t had nibbles outside of a workout with the Bears that didn’t wind up in a deal. The Giants drafted Nassib last year to fill that role behind Manning, although bringing back Painter indicates they aren’t sure the second-year player is ready for that job.
Freeman could wind up in that mix as well, assuming, of course, he winds up with the Giants at all.